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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obama Healthcare Plan

The justices also found that the so-called "individual mandate" in what's become known as Obamacare, is constitutional.

 

In a landmark decision, both legally and politically, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law, including the central mandate that individuals must buy health insurance.

Pundits and politicians alike are already heralding the decision as a major political boon to Obama, whose supporters were concerned that an overturn of the law, or just the individual mandate, would harm the president's re-election bid this year.

Obama's health care law, which also requires health insurers to cover children of policy holders up to 26 years old and bans insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, was challenged by several states who argued that some of its conditions, particularly the individual mandate, were unconstitutional.

Republicans also had vehemently opposed the health care law and their presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, has vowed to seek its repeal if he's elected.

Ralph Thayer June 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM
"The Supreme Court has refused to save us from ourselves. The remedy now will have to be political. "What's next? Republicans will have to push for repeal, or look like losers. Now Romney needs to make an issue of repealing the 'Obama Healthcare Tax'..." Instapundit - http://bit.ly/LiQ9Nc

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